If you thought the dire and questionable state of Niagara Regional Council couldn’t get any worse, well we have a surprise for you!

Grant LaFleche of The Standard just published the results of a “special investigation” into the hiring of the Region’s CAO, Carmen D’Angelo.  It’s a long but must-read article on the questionable “hiring process” and it’s first paragraph sums it up quite nicely:

“A months-long investigation by The Standard has found the 2016 hiring of Carmen D’Angelo, Niagara Region’s chief administrative officer, was tainted by back-room dealing and the violation of critical confidentiality rules.”

Given that it’s an election year, how quickly will members of Regional Council try and distance themselves or throw each other under the bus over this latest incident?

You can read the full article here:  SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Region’s CAO hiring compromised by leak

In light of these not-so surprising events, our friends over at A Better Niagara have published the following news release:

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